Covid-19: 8 patients given plasma therapy in Bangladesh

According to sources, she has tested negative after two rounds of tests but will be kept under observation at the government hospital.

A 47-year-old woman has recovered from Covid-19 after undergoing convalescent plasma therapy at Sassoon hospital.

State Health Minister Rajesh Tope tweeted on Thursday that the plasma therapy conducted on a Covid-19 patient at Sassoon Hospital has been successful. The plasma donor is a patient who recovered from Covid-19 on May 6. When injected into the blood of another patient, these antibodies are supposed to help that person fight the infection.

The DMCH authorities have urged all recovered patients to donate plasma so that it can be used for the treatment of critically ill Covid-19 patients.

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A bag containing blood plasma from a recovered Covid-19 patient. "I have recovered ... and fortunately did not have any major symptoms". They had been admitted to Naidu Hospital along with their daughter, and had subsequently recovered and been discharged.

However, Covid-19 convalescent plasma has not yet been approved for use by the United States (US) Food and Drug Administration and is now being regulated as an investigational product. "I hope the patients recover soon", he said. "A patient tested positive for COVID19 was given plasma for two continuous days on 10 and 11 May (200 ML)", Sasoon Hospital said. On May 20, the plasma was infused in another patient.

A special task force of specialist doctors, set up under the chairmanship of Dr D B Kadam, recommended tocilizumab for COVID-19 patients in case their condition worsens, he said. "It does not have the rigour of a randomised, controlled trial so that still needs to be done", Dr. Nicole Bouvier, an infectious disease specialist at Mt. Sinai and the study's lead author, told Reuters.

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